[PC] The Defense of Starbase One!

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Fight one of the lost battles of the Klingon War, and defend Starbase One, the first Task Force Operation that launches with Age of Discovery!

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11001373
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  • iamynaught
    iamynaught Member Posts: 1,283 Arc User
    Does one of my emo boffs try to take over the ship like in the show?

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  • trygvar13
    trygvar13 Member Posts: 690 Arc User
    Open to all factions. Hmm why would my KDF characters want to defend the Federation?
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  • centurian821
    centurian821 Member Posts: 274 Arc User
    edited September 2018
    Does one of my emo boffs try to take over the ship like in the show?

    Wrong battle.

    I find this rather interesting. The saving civilians aspect separates it from Starbase 24 enough to make it a little more challenging and I look forward to seeing what kind of goodies are in store for completion, specifically the "...and more" part. While I can't say I like the source material, the upcoming content has be curious.
    trygvar13 wrote: »
    Open to all factions. Hmm why would my KDF characters want to defend the Federation?

    For fun I guess? It's billed as a historical simulation so it's year 2410 characters on a holodeck, as it were.
  • nightken
    nightken Member Posts: 2,808 Arc User
    well t-6 vor'cha makes more sense now, and don't we have this mission like 4 or 5 times at this point.

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  • tigeraries
    tigeraries Member Posts: 3,481 Arc User
    they should just change it so KDF side attacks SB1 and Fed side defends... not PVP but PVE.
  • dracounguis
    dracounguis Member Posts: 5,363 Arc User
    tigeraries wrote: »
    they should just change it so KDF side attacks SB1 and Fed side defends... not PVP but PVE.

    That means extra work for Cryptic for KDF, and 'no one plays KDF'. B)
  • questerius
    questerius Member Posts: 7,779 Arc User
    edited September 2018
    Doesn't sound that interesting, but if the rewards are worth it i will probably give it a try.
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  • themadprofessor#9835
    themadprofessor#9835 Member Posts: 1,203 Arc User
    > @centurian821 said:
    > dracounguis wrote: »
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    > Does one of my emo boffs try to take over the ship like in the show?
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    > Wrong battle.
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    > I find this rather interesting. The saving civilians aspect separates it from Starbase 24 enough to make it a little more challenging and I look forward to seeing what kind of goodies are in store for completion, specifically the "...and more" part. While I can't say I like the source material, the upcoming content has be curious.
    > trygvar13 wrote: »
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    > Open to all factions. Hmm why would my KDF characters want to defend the Federation?
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    > For fun I guess? It's billed as a historical simulation so it's year 2410 characters on a holodeck, as it were.

    Exactly. Same reason why the Kobayashi Maru is an all-faction event.
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  • redwren89
    redwren89 Member Posts: 257 Arc User
    edited September 2018
    Thankyou for giving us back the No Win Scenario (sort of). The prospect of the defense simulation is interesting too.
  • burstorion
    burstorion Member Posts: 1,750 Arc User
    Fight one of the lost battles of the Klingon War, and defend Starbase One, the first Task Force Operation that launches with Age of Discovery!

    https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11001373

    So... an TRIBBLE rehashed version of swarm?
  • saurializard
    saurializard Member Posts: 4,228 Arc User
    edited September 2018
    Now, Captains in Star Trek Online will have the opportunity to experience that battle firsthand, through a historical simulation

    While you could make the argument simulations in Star Trek are that realistic, I kinda think "firsthand" and "simulation" don't mix well together. Because they contradict each other.
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  • desekayar
    desekayar Member Posts: 59 Arc User
    An historical simulation. Good. I was worried there would be more time travel... In the immortal words of my tac toon: "I hate temporal mechanics."
  • spiritborn
    spiritborn Member Posts: 3,575 Arc User
    Now, Captains in Star Trek Online will have the opportunity to experience that battle firsthand, through a historical simulation

    While you could make the argument simulations in Star Trek are that realistic, I kinda think "firsthand" and "simulation" don't mix well together. Because they contradict each other.

    I think it's best to understand "firsthand" here as in you're essentially part of the battle simuation rather then interacting with it thru a game interphase of sorts, basically first hand here means "VR without an UI" rather then literally transporting you into the battle.
  • nitewingnyc
    nitewingnyc Member Posts: 90 Arc User
    1) Playable by all factions? why would the KDF want to stop the KDF? 2) I know you guys are trying but we already have something like this called swarm.
    Just give us back the old playable star base 24 Please, It was fun to have a space battle and a ground battle in one instance and it was fairly quick.
  • nommo#5819
    nommo#5819 Member Posts: 1,105 Arc User
    Doesn't sound bad. Doesn't sound great either. Seems similar to a couple of other scenarios but with a fresh new paint job of themed Discovery all over it. I'll probably give it a try a couple of times to see if whatever rewards are worth the effort & if it is fun.
  • psiameese
    psiameese Member Posts: 1,557 Arc User
    > @nitewingnyc said:
    > 1) Playable by all factions? why would the KDF want to stop the KDF? 2) I know you guys are trying but we already have something like this called swarm.
    > Just give us back the old playable star base 24 Please, It was fun to have a space battle and a ground battle in one instance and it was fairly quick.

    I was actually going to ask if this would have an optional ground mission? Like the one retired from SB 24? It makes sense. I miss that from early SB 24.
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  • crypticarmsman
    crypticarmsman Member Posts: 3,892 Arc User
    Question: Is Starbase One over Earth in this scenario (as the ST: D episode this scenario is based on was depicted); or is it 100 AUs out from the center of the Sol System (as the scripted dialogue in the SAME episode mentioned on screen)? ;)
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  • jaegerson
    jaegerson Member Posts: 19 Arc User
    I'm glad something like this is back.
  • atroxvincentius
    atroxvincentius Member Posts: 30 Arc User
    Fight one of the lost battles of the Klingon War, and defend Starbase One, the first Task Force Operation that launches with Age of Discovery!

    https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11001373

    I'm going to ask the stupid question, what episode did this happen in Discovery?
  • kyle223cat
    kyle223cat Member Posts: 584 Arc User
    edited September 2018
    Fight one of the lost battles of the Klingon War, and defend Starbase One, the first Task Force Operation that launches with Age of Discovery!

    https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11001373

    I'm going to ask the stupid question, what episode did this happen in Discovery?

    "The War Without, The War Within" I believe.
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  • paddy#3322
    paddy#3322 Member Posts: 194 Arc User
    "Fight one of the lost battles of the Klingon War, and defend Starbase One, the first Task Force Operation that launches with Age of Discovery!"

    No thanks.
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  • icsairguns
    icsairguns Member Posts: 1,504 Arc User
    space orcs or not. why would a Klingon even want to do this mission. please let us be the attackers give us a Klingon version.
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  • rarintogo2
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    I find this rather interesting. The saving civilians aspect separates it from Starbase 24 enough to make it a little more challenging and I look forward to seeing what kind of goodies are in store for completion, specifically the "...and more" part. While I can't say I like the source material, the upcoming content has be curious.
    trygvar13 wrote: »
    Open to all factions. Hmm why would my KDF characters want to defend the Federation?

    For fun I guess? It's billed as a historical simulation so it's year 2410 characters on a holodeck, as it were.[/quote]

    Would make more sense for the KDF to try to "simulate' the attack again to see if they can succeed where their ancestors failed. I also would rather see a KDF and allies version as well as the Fed version, as well as a pvp battlezone
  • tunebreaker
    tunebreaker Member Posts: 1,222 Arc User
    burstorion wrote: »
    Fight one of the lost battles of the Klingon War, and defend Starbase One, the first Task Force Operation that launches with Age of Discovery!

    https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11001373

    So... an TRIBBLE rehashed version of swarm?

    That was pretty much my impression as well.
  • shirokaneki#3797
    shirokaneki#3797 Member Posts: 1 New User
    edited September 2018
    finally got to home from work..prepared to "ok lets play some sto" and what we got..maintenance..again. twice a week 6 hour. why they couldn just point out one day in a week when they make maintenaces and then finish off everything on that day. damn now i have to find something else to do for 6 hours
  • rarintogo2
    rarintogo2 Member Posts: 5 Arc User
    rarintogo2 wrote: »


    Would make more sense for the KDF to try to "simulate' the attack again to see if they can succeed where their ancestors failed. I also would rather see a KDF and allies version as well as the Fed version, as well as a pvp battlezone

    For the Battlezone it would be interesting to get 1 pt per wave and (hard part) 1 pt per hit on an opponent. You die once and you are out! - If you manage to hide for 10 waves you would get a total of 10 pts. Even as a Newbie if you fire 2 full shots and die - torpedo spread and wide beam and you might hit 20 + times which would give you a total of 21 pts. (which is the encouragement to go actually fight the engagement rather than "outlive" it) Yes, sometimes the KDF would win, but they are "better trained" *with specializations* and equipped than those in the original battle. This could also be set up as a fleet vs fleet battle with fleet base rewards ....